This question sparks heated debate. I'm talking about being provoked something fierce. Case and point https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci1ww2k2fa8 3 people 2 guys and one of there girlfriends stopped his car and began to strike it. When he tried to get out they slammed the door back in his face hitting him in the head. When he got out to confront them he fought one of the guys and then tried to leave. The girl stopped him, talked shit and then spit in his face. He decks her. Is it justified? Personally I would never, ever hit a woman... but, I'd beat the shit out of a punk bitch!